Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 9
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Foreign ministers of five Central Asian countries and the US discussed the prospects of cooperation for 2017-2018 in the C5+1 format during their meeting in Hamburg, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry’s press service said.
The meeting was held as part of the foreign ministers’ participation in the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Hamburg.
During the multilateral meeting, the sides discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation within the C5+1 format in 2017-2018, as well as the implementation of projects in the sphere of regional security, economic development and environmental protection in the Central Asian countries.
During the Hamburg meeting, foreign ministers of the Central Asian countries and the US Secretary of State John Kerry noted their mutual interest in further development of cooperation through this format.
The C5+1 format was created in 2015. The US Secretary of State John Kerry had a meeting with foreign ministers of all five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) in New York in September 2015.